The Saskatchewan Party says the NDP is failing Saskatchewan farmers, families and business by not standing up for the province and voting against a motion to denounce the federal Liberals carbon tax thus effectively in the government’s words, supporting it.
“Make no mistake – a carbon tax will harm thousands of Saskatchewan people making their living in industries that are disproportionately affected – agriculture, energy and mining,” said Premier Brad Wall Tuesday’s important vote. “Yet somehow, the NDP put their ideology ahead of the interests of Saskatchewan people and voted against the motion opposing the national carbon tax.”
“I was disappointed but not surprised that the NDP would put their party’s interests ahead of the province’s,” Wall said. “But the NDP voted against this measure, joining with their NDP colleagues in Alberta and Ottawa in calling for carbon taxes.”
The NDP had atempted to make an amendment to the motion Wall was putting forth. That amendment called for the legislative assembly to implement a law passed by the Saskatchewan Party years ago that put a carbon levy in place for heavy emitters, and also called for MLAs to condemn the premier for not addressing climate change during his time in office and not protecting Saskatchewan’s interests and the environment.
That amendment did not pass.